Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Internship opportunities at La Casa Azul Bookstore! (Summer 2014)

La Casa Azul Bookstore is currently looking for a few good interns who wish to learn the ins and outs of running a business while enriching lives through reading, writing, and the power of books!
All internships are unpaid, but there are a number of great perks, including free books, flexible hours, fun-loving co-workers, and more. Most importantly, you will learn the ins and outs of working at both a bookstore, and a locally-owned, independent business. Plus, it will earn you a number of professional contacts, and looks great on a resume!

The internships last for 12-16 weeks (longer internships available) and interns work 12-20 hours/week.

Summer internship is June 1, 2014 – September August 31, 2014. Opportunities are available for high school seniors, undergraduate, graduate students and recent graduates who are considering careers in the arts, education, business, marketing and publishing. College credit may be arranged.

Deadline to submit internship applications for Summer 2014 is Friday May 2, 2014 at 6pm.
Email: lucha.libros[at]gmail.com

Desired qualities/skills for ALL interns:

  • Dynamic, self-motivated, outgoing, highly organized individual with good research skills, including exceptional written and verbal communication skills, and capacity for working with diverse populations.
  • Ease with technology is a must, including knowledge of MS Excel, Word, and social media (Facebook, Tumblr and Twitter).
  • Bilingual (English & Spanish proficiency).
  • Must bring your own laptop or tablet to work

ALL applicants must submit:

1. Creative cover letter

2. Resume (with 2 references)

3. Answer to question: Why are you interested in an internship at La Casa Azul Bookstore (1 page max, separate from cover letter)

4. Schedule information (days/hours available from Tuesday – Sunday between the hours of 12pm – 8pm)

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· Assist before, during, and after in-store and off-site events.

· Arrange for any necessary audio-visual equipment setup prior to the event

· Formulate text for all Social Media web sites (Twitter, Facebook etc.)

· Other tasks as assigned

Hours: 16-20 hours per week

Events Intern must be available 2:00pm - 8:00pm (Wednesday – Saturday) and 1:00pm-6:00pm on Sundays

Email: lucha.libros[at]gmail.com

Subject line: EVENTS INTERN (Summer 2014)

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The School Programs Intern will assist with the development and implementation of new outreach strategies to teachers, principals, parents/parent coordinators and education-oriented organizations.

Tasks will include conducting the summer storytime programming as well as scheduling summer school/educational visits, updating educator card membership database and other projects as assigned.

Desired skills: 
  • The ideal candidate has an interest in education, the New York City Public School system and the arts. Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, be social and outgoing, have the ability to prioritize responsibilities, and work well both independently and within a team.
  • Strong organizational skills are necessary, as well as knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook).

Hours: 16 - 20 hours per week

School Programs Intern must be available 11:00am – 6:00pm (Tuesday – Saturday)

Email: lucha.libros[at]gmail.com

Subject line: SCHOOL PROGRAMS INTERN (Summer 2014)

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Assist in Marketing/Public Relations for store events.

Requirement: must demonstrate proficiency in social media platforms.

Tasks may include but are not limited to: assisting with the promotion of various events, and a variety of in-house communications, processing and archiving media coverage; developing relationships with local and national journalists; and offering creative input in developing pitches.
Additional support with marketing initiatives as needed.

Hours: 8-12 hours per week

Marketing Intern must be available 12:00pm – 6:0pm (Tuesday – Saturday)

Email: lucha.libros[at]gmail.com


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La Casa Azul Bookstore is seeking a video intern, with strong editing skills and a good eye for compelling visual storytelling. This unpaid, part-time internship provides an outstanding opportunity to gain video editing experience and build a strong portfolio.

Ideal for recent graduates, willing and eager to work in a fast paced environment and with an ability to work well with others.

Responsabilities include:

Organize and archive auvio-visual material; create short compelling videos of past events; create a Youtube channel; prepare all other video-related material for marketing purposes.


  • Candidates should have experience filming and editing footage, preferably for promotional purposes. Should be able to structure and coordinate work hours, have strong technical skills, and feel comfortable working independently under creative guidance
  • Passion for video production and impactful storytelling.
  • Experience editing with iMovie and Final Cut Pro (Adobe Premiere also acceptable. Photoshop and Illustrator skills a plus).
  • Candidates must have an Apple computer with Final Cut Pro installed (or other editing software).

Schedule: 8-12 hours per week; flexible to work with college schedules.
When applying, please include resume and work samples.

 Email: lucha.libros[at]gmail.com
Subject line: VIDEO INTERN (Summer 2014)

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No incomplete applications will be considered.

Please do not contact the store with further questions or to inquire about selection.

Thank you!

La Casa Azul Bookstore

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